Kurt Russell is in negotiations for an unspecified role in the upcoming action sequel Fast & Furious 7. Insiders claim the part was offered to Denzel Washington before Kurt Russell entered talks, which likely means the character is an integral part of the story.

Franchise stalwarts Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return as Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Connor, alongside new additions Jason Statham as Ian Shaw, the brother of Fast & Furious 6's Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), Ronda Rousey and Tony Jaa. No story details have been given, except that the story will return back to Los Angeles where the franchise kicked off in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious.

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James Wan is directing from a screenplay by Chris Morgan, with Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin this fall in Atlanta.

Kurt Russell most recently starred in the football drama Touchback. This will not be the first time the actor gets behind the wheel for a high-octane thriller. He portrayed Stuntman Mike in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof.